Tip Off for 8/31/12 (featuring Cameo): These zebras have to earn their stripes

Posted in Blogroll on August 31st, 2012 by Ron Glover

(NYTimes Online)

Coaches and replacement officials will be very familiar with one another once the season begins…

NFL officials are in the midst of a head scratching labor dispute which will carry into the regular season. As a result, fans will have to settle for replacement officials fresh out of the college ranks and even the pro lingerie league.

There’s an obvious difference in the quality of officiating.  But nothing that has really altered the course of any games.

Thank the Lord for instant replay.

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